Big Bear City, CA — We had a few more earthquakes in our area over the weekend, starting with a 1.4 magnitude quake on Friday night at 11:30pm; this one, like most tremors in our area in recent weeks, was centered a couple miles north of Big Bear City. Just after 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon, we had an earthquake of a 2.1 magnitude, also centered a few miles north of Big Bear City. Sunday, Father’s Day, started with a rattle given two quakes, a 1.3 just before 1am and a 1.5 magnitude quake just after 1:30am on Sunday morning, June 20. Given the frequency of bigger earthquakes in the Southern California area in recent weeks, all are reminded to be earthquake prepared for when, not if, a large quake rocks the Big Bear Valley. Preparedness suggestion from the Big Bear City Fire Department include keeping an emergency supply of food and water available, as well as a battery-operated radio and a first aid kit. And, as San Bernardino County Fire Chief Pat Dennen had advised KBHR listeners, prior to his recent retirement, “It’s all just common sense, but, visually observe your home. Make sure there isn’t a cupboard or something that could block the door; make sure you have cash at hand, because the ATMs might not work; and have good shoes around, in case there’s broken glass after an earthquake.”
Update: We’ve since had a 1.5 magnitude earthquake, just before 2pm on June 21 and centered three miles north of Big Bear City.
Update as of June 22: We have continued to have tremors in our area–however, two tremors last night were not in the vicinity of Big Bear City, as has been the case for countless small quakes in the last few weeks, but these were centered four miles northwest of the City of Big Bear Lake. At about 10:20 and 10:30 last night (Monday), two quakes in this area registered magnitudes of 2.0 and 2.3, per the U.S. Geological Survey. This morning (Tuesday) at 7:40am, we had another, centered four miles north of Big Bear City, which was of a 1.7 magnitude.